Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Benefits
Gold Standard in Cranial Radiosurgery
Gamma Knife radiosurgery is one of the most advanced means available for the treatment of brain disease. Backed by over two decades of clinical application in the U.S. and supported by thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles, no other neurosurgical tool has met with such impressive results—no other existing technology is able to deliver high levels of radiation to a tumor or other target, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.
Minimized Health Risks
Since the Gamma Knife does not require an incision, and in most cases is used with only mild sedation and a local anesthetic, risks associated with conventional surgery are eliminated. Additionally, the design of the Gamma Knife ensures that only abnormal tissue is treated—surrounding healthy tissue being spared.
Gamma Knife patients generally leave the hospital the day of treatment and are able to resume normal activities in a short period of time. Conventional neurosurgery requires lengthy hospital stays and a long recovery period.
Gamma Knife offers a cost-effective treatment option due to the minimal hospital stay and brief recovery period. Most major insurance carriers cover Gamma Knife treatment, including Medicare, Medi-Cal, most HMOs and PPOs.